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MT5501 to MT5511

  • DMU-3
  • Quantity built: 11 sets
  • First year: 1961
  • Power: 580 KW
  • Manufacturer: Fiat


In 1960/61 Fiat built 15 three-car diesel trains for TCDD derived from the FS Aln668, 1400 type. Each unit has two motors car and a trailer in between them. Each motor car has two engines. Each engines is powering one axle through a hydro-mechanical transmission.

Main characteristics

Axle notation1A-A1 + 2-2 + 1A-A1
Overall Length (m)60,7
Width (m)2,9
Height (m)4
Weight of power car (T)34.7 (36.9 in running order)
Weight of trailer (T)21.8
Wheel diam (mm)930
Max speed (km/h)90
Total capacity199 seats (original capacity, may have been modified)
Power4 x 145 hp at 1500 rpm
Engines4 x Fiat diesel 203.0 S
Transmissionhydraulic up to 73 km/h, then direct (5th) mechanical gear

Pictures

MT5300, near Izmir Basmane, 7 March 1977. Photo Robin Lush

MT5300, near Izmir Basmane, 7 March 1977. Photo Robin Lush

MT5500 arriving into Camlik station, from Denizli, en route to Izmir. 10 September 2002. Photo JP Charrey

MT5500 arriving into Camlik station, from Denizli, en route to Izmir. 10 September 2002. Photo JP Charrey

MT5500 in double unit near Konya on a local work, Photo TCDD

MT5500 in double unit near Konya on a local work, Photo TCDD

MT5500 in Izmir / Hilal 1974, Photo: unknown, published in Turkish Steam, 1976

MT5500 in Izmir / Hilal 1974, Photo: unknown, published in "Turkish Steam", 1976

MT5500, which is serving the Göller Express from Isparta is pulling into Basmane station MT5500

MT5500, which is serving the Göller Express from Isparta is pulling into Basmane station, This unit is in a sorry state but it has already expanded its useful life of 35 years. These units also serve between Basmane-Denizli. Despite their lower power and higher age, they make the route Basmane-Denizli in approximately 30 mins less than DE18100 hauled trains. August 2001. Photo Gökçe Aydin.

Alsancak Shed MT5500. March 2018.  Photo Orhan Berent.

Alsancak Shed MT5500. March 2018. Photo Orhan Berent.

MT55071+MT5512C+MT5512 MT55071+MT5512C+MT5512 MT55071+MT5512C+MT5512

A "strange" MT5500 train made of (from left to right) MT55071+MT5512C+MT5512. MT55071 has a heavy rebuilt front end which is now completely flat. MT5512 is a light rebuilt and only the windows are flat. pictures taken Selçuk in September 2001, by Altan Ataman. My own guess is MT55071 could be a rebuilt MT5507A making up for a not servicealbe MT5512A

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